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Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

Adjuncts Are Underpaid, And This Group Wants To Help Cover Their Bills

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 01.23.2015 | College

Brianne Bolin received an unexpected phone call after she was featured in an Elle magazine story. In December, Elle published an article about Boli...

Remembering Harold Ramis

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Most performers can only hope to create a character indelible enough to outlast them, and if my kids' professed adoration for the Ghostbusters flicks (which he co-wrote with Aykroyd) is any indication, Ramis accomplished that in spades.

Silence: The Absence of Sound?

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.

Martin Atkins Talks CIMMfest, the Music Biz and Why He Throws Blueberry Muffins at His Audience

Lauren Drell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Drell

I caught up with Martin Atkins -- who's best known for drumming in some of the most influential post-punk and industrial bands, including Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface (Trent Reznor) and Killing Joke -- about what he's got on deck for his keynote to wrap CIMMfest.

Max Rice, the Guy Who Punked Fox and Friends, Speaks

Steve Karras | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Steve Karras

Meet Max Rice, the 20 year-old film student and stand up comic from Chicago who decided to stage his own bizarre style of political theater when he pranked conservative Fox News host Gretchen Carlson of Fox & Friends.

What the Heck Is Modern Dance?

Nora Younkin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it's not evident what it's about. Let me tell you another secret: that's okay. Take chances. See something weird. Talk about it.

WATCH: College President Tells Student To 'Shut Up'

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Updated story In the midst of addressing concerns about tuition costs during his most recent State of the College address, Columbia College Chicago...

Moving to a Different Modus Operandi

Nora Younkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

In reflection upon my final semester, I find it relevant to discuss the intersection between dance training and professional performance and what it means to the Chicago audience.

13 Colleges That Are Still Accepting Applications

Posted 07.12.2011 | College

Didn't get into any colleges you applied to? Put the process off until most other people heard where they were going? All is not lost! As of May 4...

Columbia College Gives 'Homecoming Queen' Crown To Gay Freshman

Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

By Terrence Chappell, courtesy of the Windy City Times "Homecoming queen" is a title often bestowed on young ladies who are beautiful, popular and ch...

U Of C's Casual Sex Website Now Welcoming Other Schools

Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

A few weeks ago, a University of Chicago undergraduate student launched, which allowed classmates to plan a casual sexual encounte...

Art With a Message: Get With the Textile Recycling Program

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

An exhibition at Chicago's Columbia College is using art to send a message to the fashion industry and consumers that it's time to really examine the impact of fashion and apparel on the environment.

Story Week 2011 Brings Famous Authors to Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you love literature, then consider clearing your schedule this week. Columbia College's Story Week 2011 is a six-day festival jam-packed with readi...

Zafra Lerman, Ex-Columbia College Prof, Sues School For $15 Mil, Claims She Was Fired For Being Jewish

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A noted science professor at Columbia College in Chicago claims that she was fired from the school after more than three decades for two reasons: she'...

Jim DeRogatis Leaves The Sun-Times To Blog For Vocalo, Teach At Columbia College

Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jim DeRogatis, co-host of Chicago Public Radio's nationally syndicated "Sound Opinions" and one of America's premier authorities on everything that ro...

Chicago Zine Fest A Big Success: Fest Shows That DIY Publishing Isn't Dead (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Hundreds of enthusiastic zinesters attended the first annual Chicago Zine Fest this weeken...

Arianna in Town Tonight!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Arianna Huffington, the founder heart and soul of the Huffington Post, was in Chicago this evening, en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, and...

Erika Lauren Wasilewski: Columbia College Grad Stirring Up Drama On Real World D.C.

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Reality show lovers may have a new drama queen bee this season as Erika Lauren Wasilewski--an Illinois native and Columbia College grad--joins MTV's "...

Ray Bradbury Too Sick to Speak at Columbia College Commencement

Chi-Town Daily News | PETER SACHS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury won't be at Columbia College's graduation ceremonies this year due to health concerns....

Live And Unscrolled: The Original "On The Road" Manuscript At Columbia College

Columbia College Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jack Kerouac's iconic manuscript scroll of On the Road is the centerpiece of a college-wide initiative investigating the disparate group of poets, art...

Columbia College Cancels Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Columbia College canceled classes Tuesday following a power outage in the South Loop. The outage forced Columbia to cancel classes in the Dance Cente...